The Power of Confession
Romans 2:4 (AMP) Or do you have no regard for the wealth of His kindness and tolerance and patience [in withholding His wrath]? Are you [actually] unaware or ignorant [of the fact] that God’s kindness leads you to repentance [that is, to change your inner self, your old way of thinking—seek His purpose for your life]?
The longer you go without confessing your sin, the more it weighs you down. Speaking out your wrongs and repenting, releases you from the weight of guilt, shame and condemnation. Hiding from your faults and burying mistakes will make you sick. It may come out in the form of blame, hatred, anger, rage or isolation. If you want to be healthy and be made whole - confess your wrongs to God. This isn't so we can let Him know that we've messed up and await further punishment. This is for us to be released from the chains - no longer shall we live with regret or fear of embarrassment if someone finds out what we did. We can speak forth the wrong and ask for forgiveness and move on with life.
We must humble ourselves before God and ask for His help - ask for the Holy Spirit to guide you so you follow the path of righteousness and not the path of destruction. His kindness leads you to repentance. His kindness will cause us to change ourselves - change our old way of thinking. We must renew our mind every single day. Confessing Christ on Sunday and going back to your old life on Monday does nothing but make you look hypocritical. Following Christ is a lifestyle - not a trend. Seeking Jesus comes from a pursuit of passion for change in your own life. There is a much better way to live than we think - better than we can imagine - yet we feel compelled to stay in our comfort zones and accept mediocrity. This is a call to rise above your old ways - rise above the ways of this world and stretch forth your arms to heaven crying out Abba Father - here I am, use me for your good and perfect will. In Him you will find peace and rest.
1 John 1:9 (AMP) If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just [true to His own nature and promises], and will forgive our sins and cleanse us continually from all unrighteousness [our wrongdoing, everything not in conformity with His will and purpose].